Saturday, July 09, 2005

"Truth Tour" Update - July 9

"Honorable" Howard Kaloogian and his "truth squad" haven't quite made it to the mean streets of Baghdad yet. Afterall it is a big logistical challenge moving the "truth" from place to place.

The Move America Forward cheerleading squad did have a barbeque at Centcom Headquarters in Florida and they all got their picture taken in briefing rooms and with lots of military types. Everybody in the photos is smiling so I guess that their "briefing" must have included lots of good news. I'm sure everybody at Centcom knows that the war in Iraq is in its "last throes." To bad the liberal media won't get that message out.

In their effort to make sure everyone know the "truth", the "Honorable" Howard Kaloogian and his "truth warriors" had their pictures taken with Debra Burlingame (whose brother, Charles F. Burlingame III, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 when it was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11) and Marc Flagg (whose parents were killed on that same flight).

So, the "Truth Tour" starts with photos of family members of people killed on 9/11. After all, the liberal media has bought into the lie that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Howard's "truth patrol" knows better.

Frankly, who better of the 9/11 families to invite to the kick-off of this event? Ms. Burlingame is a strong pro-war voice among the 9/11 groups. She has been featured in several Wall Street Journal opinion pieces that have become big hits with folks like Michelle Malkin. Ms. Burlingame noted in a WSJ article about the 9/11 Commission Report that,

I witnessed once again how the nation's media stake out a position, set it up in a box, the size and shape and color of which senior editors and producers have a bigger say in dictating than the reporters who are filling it, then rearrange the contents to conform with their version of the truth come what may… The media took this information…and stuffed it out of sight in the box called "Bush's Phony War in Iraq."
Mr. Flagg is also a member of a 9/11 family organization. During the 2004 campaign, he joined with several other 9/11 family members in signing a letter that was posted on this group's website. That letter said in part,

Under the President‘s strong leadership in the war on terror and through the heroic efforts of our military forces, we are a safer country today. Two-thirds of al Qaeda leadership is dead, incarcerated, or on the run, its financing disrupted. The Taliban has been removed from power and training camps in Afghanistan and Iraq have been eliminated.
Who better to kick off "Honorable" Howard's non-partisan search for the truth than these two unbiased individuals?

Just a passing note, I don't know if it is important, but it does seem like it might be useful as we search for the truth.

The website for the organizations that Mr. Flagg is part of and the website for a new Move America Forward spin off called are both carefully registed with the same proxy business. Proxy sites designed to insure that the people behind the organizations can't be easily identified. [Do a WHOIS search and see what results you get.]

I don't know why I'm being so paranoid about the "truth". We can trust "Honorable" Howard can't we? After all that little problem with the Move America Forward website ownership is all in the past, right? And, everyone learned their lesson from that didn't they, Howard?

The "Truth Tour" will soon be halfway around the world. I can't wait for their news.

It reminds me of the old saying, "a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on."